10 great international singles that are out now, from Brooklyn’s Typhoid Rosie to
1. Typhoid Rosie releases All I Need’
Typhoid Rosie has unveiled “All I Need,” the third single off of the band’s upcoming album ‘Queen Of Swords’, out August 13.
The new song, “All I Need”, is another fine example of the empowering and thought-provoking bangers that Typhoid Rosie specializes in. The aural equivalent of a candy-coated razor blade, the track is a wee bit less “punk” and a tad more “pop” than the other two previously released singles (“Queen Of Swords” and “Defend Your Temple”) while still sounding very much like Typhoid Rosie. With a strong hook/chorus and a provocative story behind it, the single also features guest vocalist Coolie Ranx (Pilfers, ex-The Toasters, Grand Theft Auto, etc.) who sings the second verse and pre-chorus duet with front woman Rosie Rebel, while also contributing gang vocals.
2. Aiden Bissett releases ‘So High’
Aidan Bissett is back with an infectious new summer bop, “Stay High.” As a relationship ends, he yearns for a carefree escape – “I don’t wanna feel I just want to fly…We can party all night all night.” Download / stream “So High” HERE. After teasing the song on TikTok and Instagram last week, he shared the official video today. Directed by Dillon Matthew (Conan Gray), the clip finds Bissett high atop a cliff, overlooking the ocean. Alone and unobserved, he performs the song with abandon, exulting in the summer sun and a sense of freedom.
3. Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak release ‘Skate’
Get ready to glide to the groove. Multiple GRAMMY® Award winners Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak are here with their silky sophomore single, “Skate.” The boys serenade a smooth skate crew in the summertime vacation-vibe visual directed by Bruno Mars and Florent Déchard and co-directed by Philippe Tayag. Silk Sonic coasted into “Skate” on the wave of success from their debut single “Leave the Door Open,” which earned them Best Group at the 2021 BET Awards. It became the group’s first #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100, spending two non-consecutive weeks at #1 and 18 consecutive weeks in the top 10. They released the live version “Leave The Door Open (Live)” and serenaded audiences three times over at the GRAMMY® Awards, iHeartRadio Music Awards, and the BET Awards.
4. Mitchell Tenpenny shares new track ‘Truth About You’
Rising country singer-songwriter Mitchell Tenpenny has released the latest brand new song from an as-yet untitled new EP coming out later this year. After a clip shared with fans on TikTok gained over 2.5 million views, ‘Truth About You’ was finally released earlier this month, and has already become the largest streaming debut of his career to date.
“We are nothing without the fans and we listen to everything they tell us,” said Mitchell. “This was a no brainer from the second we teased it because of the reaction and response from our incredible fans!”
5. Karin Ann releases ‘In Company’
Rising Slovakian Gen Z pop star Karin Ann has released her latest single ‘in company’. Stream here.
Written by Karin Ann herself and mixed by Tony Maserati (Beyonce, Lady Gaga, The Black Eyed Peas), ‘in company’ is haunting, driven by an echoey piano, laying down in plain sight Karin’s vulnerabilities as well as her artistic creativity. ‘in company’ is also the first track to be taken from her second EP, due to be released in early 2022.
The accompanying music video pays stunning homage to renaissance art, and came to fruition through a conversation about paintings coming to life. Co-directed by Karin Ann and Michal Kunes Kováč, the video has won the Best Production Design award at the LA Music Video Awards as well as been nominated for two additional awards.
6. Elke share catchy new release ‘I Can Help’
Nashville based artist ELKE shares new single ‘I Can Help’, and announces her debut album ‘No Pain For Us Here’ due September 24th via Congrats Records.
Part avant-garde art instalment, part beatnik pop-opera, ELKE breezily channels New York’s underground rock scene in the mid-sixties, with flavours of Nico, Lou Reed and Leonard Cohen. It’s also unabashedly modern and innovative in its execution, deftly produced by Kayla’s partner, fellow musician and collaborator, Zac Farro (Halfnoise/Paramore)
New track ‘I Can Help’ follows on from first single ‘Vacuum’. Speaking on the track, ELKE adds: “I wrote “I Can Help” as an ode to the somewhat dystopian life we all seem to have accepted as comfortable, myself included. And then how the responsibility always gets dumped on the people who didn’t even create the fundamental issues. Steel drums felt to be an appropriate foundation, and from there Zac and Co. worked their magic to lift up this song in an irresistible way. I’m very proud of this song, it is one of my favorites on the record.”
7. Alok and John Legend release ‘In My Mind’
As a stellar supernova within dance music and pop with billions of artist streams to his name, Brazilian star ALOK has trodden his path with collaborations and remixes alongside huge, applauded industry names. From The Rolling Stones to Zara Larsson, from Jason Derulo to Tove Lo and more, as well as holding the title of the second biggest Instagram following of any electronic artist globally with over 25 million fans and 20 million monthly listeners making him the most-listened to Brazilian artist in the world – he now links up John Legend on ‘In My Mind’.
The uniting duo have crafted a slow-burning coalition that showcases John’s famed, sultry vocal, enlisting in tonal, spacious melodies that are punctuated by guitar strums. As the “If I close my eyes/ I got you In my mind” lyric paves the way to an ascent to greatness, ‘In My Mind’ then leans into ALOK’s signature sound, deeper in production, making for a dazzling backdrop for John’s vocal dexterity to shine, breezy yet also emotive in its delivery.
Make sure you get your hands on ‘In My Mind’ from ALOK & John Legend, out now!
8. Sorry Ghost release sunny new single ‘Swept Up’
Meet Sorry Ghost – a potent blend of optimism and frustration, loud and soft edges, encouragement and rejection. Childhood best friends brought together in the swampy lands of Louisiana. Dan is the spice to Matt’s sizzle, the goof to his swagger. Maybe the tallest duo outside of Norway, Matt and Dan neatly package the dynamic pop punk sounds that soothed Dan’s teen angst and the sparkling alt rock/indie vibes that made Matt the smooth operator he is today.
With “Swept Up,” the latest in a string of singles released this summer, Sorry Ghost invites you to join them as they stumble through all the feels, reminding you to stop and smell the fun.
9. Red Moon unveils new single ‘Gut Feeling’
After making a name for herself with her otherworldly, defiant sound, Red Moon returns with her biggest moment yet. Weightless, ethereal vocals ride euphoric melodies that build flawlessly to make this cinematic offering something really special.
A champion of emotions, Gut Feeling is a message to trust your instincts and listen to yourself. Sharing a little more behind the track, Red Moon explained: I first wrote Gut Feeling back in 2019 with Odd Martin. It was during the time I wrote Gut Feeling that I decided to change my artist name to Red Moon. I knew it was a leap into the unknown and a big decision to make. It allowed me to come back to a blank canvas, which in turn gave me new opportunities to express myself who I am.
Today, I like to think that the track could be about manifestations; a reminder to listen to your instincts. To be open for change as well as embracing older parts of yourself as you let them go.”
Red Moon’s music and songwriting is driven straight from her heart. “We are not creating algorithms; we are creating waves and real emotions which we transform into sounds and lyrics. Music to me is a reflection of emotion” She explained.
10. Caroline Romano release new track ‘The Hypothetical’
Alt-pop artist Caroline Romano releases her new single, “The Hypothetical.” Opening with soaring, distorted guitars and energetic percussion, “The Hypothetical” swells into a head-banging, pop-punk number as Caroline’s angsty vocals growl tongue-in-cheek lines like, “Dress you up / You’re my Ken Doll / Because Barbie always makes the call.”
As the name may suggest, “The Hypothetical” is about a hypothetical romance with that one person you just can’t get out of your head. “I think those can be the most fun romances,” Caroline quips. “I wanted to capture that feeling of being so infatuated with a crush that it’s borderline a state of psychosis. Everything’s sweet and sour all at the same time. It’s nothing serious. It’s Barbie and Ken in wonderland, even if it’s only in your head. It’s just hypothetical.”